Spanish Teacher / EdTech Consultant
I teach tenth-grade Spanish.
Day to Day
I start the day with prayer and meditation. The morning starts around 6 a.m. with at least an hour devoted to consulting projects before starting at High Tech High. Then I design and review my curriculum for that day. I implement online Spanish classes with my students using TPRS. I also attend school meetings. My school day ends at 4:30 p.m. and I start my consulting business hours. This time can vary from meetings about curriculum design, check-ins with designs, and research.
Skills & Qualities Beyond School
Time management skills and setting boundaries have been very helpful. This is the type of profession that you can spend 24/7 working at but that's not healthy. I have to set boundaries in order to manage my time and give attention to other priorities.
Advice for Getting Started
Here's the first step for everyone
Advocate for yourself and personalize your own educational journey. For example, while earning my master's degree, I wanted to learn marketing but my school didn't offer it. I went to the director and found a way to work it into my degree. We as individuals are responsible for our own learning. Whether you're in high school or pursuing a graduate degree, realizing your interests, finding resources yourself, and personalizing your educational journey will lead to more success and happiness.